Dear Friends,The season for giving is upon us! But as we ponder and give thanks for our relative abundance, please consider 'Spend (ing) (at least a portion of) it Making a World of Difference' at Hydrex Philanthropic, an innovative philanthropic initiative I started with Darcy Creech. The idea is all about aligning consumer purchasing power with building water wells in Africa, giving access to clean water to those who have nothing. View our video:
Visit my personal fundraising page at www.hydrexphilanthropic.org/ng/index.cfm/b12fdb2/regPages/pledge/MELANIEGOWENCHANGEAGENT/.Rather than being consumed by consumption, I hope you will join me in 'making a world of difference' for those who are much less fortunate. Buy a Hydrex wristband! Just one wristband for $30 will provide access to clean drinking water for one person for a lifetime, and $500 will provide access to 25 people for a lifetime. Check us our project out on Facebook!It's Time to Shop, for Change.Thank you so much for supporting this very important cause!! I truly appreciate it!Because the goal is within reach.Because love is a verb.And because YOU are the answer.With gratitude,Melanie
Posted by MLG at 12/16/2012
The Palm Gifts is your own monogram gift shop!
This little store will always have the latest trends in
Monogrammed and Personalized Gifts around!
Posted by MLG at 11/16/2012
Congratulations to the petitepiano, the winner of the Sail to Sable tunic giveaway!
Thank you to everyone who entered, and be sure to head on over the www.sailtosable.com.
When better to do a Nantucket-esque giveaway than when I'm on my way to my first time to Nantucket!
When I first happened upon an amazing new line of town-and-country appropriate nautical inspired apparel created by Jennifer Stocker, I reached out to her right away, and she is a absolutely lovely! I'm pleased to announce we have Jennifer to thank for generously offering a giveaway of an original Sail to Sable Tunic for all my blog readers who bop on over and check out her new line!
‘Sail to Sable’ refers to the easternmost and southernmost spots on the Eastern Seaboard: Sail Rock, Maine & Cape Sable, Florida. Jennifer Stocker’s first design collection has an ambiance all its own, inspired by her love of warm weather and the beaches of the East Coast. Ladies, we of course all love tunic dresses for their comfort, versatility, and instant ability to make us look chic.
Sail to Sable tunics have an exceedingly wearable silhouette, inspired by the understated elegance of the A-line clothes that Jacqueline Kennedy made famous. Like many designers, Ms. Stocker has decided to expand her brand beyond apparel: she’s also created a line of pillows and placemats that echo the colors and design of her clothing creations.
Everything is coordinated to mix and match: The colors are bold, the trim includes big rickrack, wide and chained piping, stripes, and prints; it’s an original, young-spirited look that’s bright but not gaudy. A fusion of preppy, classic and chic, the tunics have long sleeves, V-necks, slits at the hemline. They’re above the knee but not too much; in other words, a sort of Easthampton, Martha’s Vineyard, Palm Beach, ingénue film-star look.
Let me tell you a little bit about her founding story:
With a background in merchandising and publishing, she gave long and serious thought to the name of her company. Ms. Stockton has worked for Conde Nast Publications for over six years and is associate director of creative services for Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine and was previously merchandising manager for Lucky magazine. Her talents combine fashion, graphic arts, and marketing, all very helpful in starting a business. As a future entrepreneur myself someday, to me she is a true inspiration!
Keep a lookout for her upcoming Fall/Winter line - think cashmere tunics, maybe some full-length tunics, and beaded ones for the holidays! Everything is made in New York City. A listing of bricks and mortar shops retailing Sail to Sable is found below, but you can also checkout her Facebook page.
Thank you to Jennifer!
Bricks and Mortar shops featuring Sail to Sable:
Posted by MLG at 8/22/2012